Dental emergencies are not to be taken lightly, which is why Springhurst Hills Dentistry is proud to offer top-notch emergency dental care. Dental emergencies can happen without warning. In stressful times, it’s the last thing you want to deal with, but getting care quickly is important for certain symptoms. Here’s what we’ll want to treat right away:
Swelling is a sign that something potentially serious is going on. It can be a symptom of an abscess or periodontal disease. An abscess occurs when the inner pulp of a tooth becomes infected. This can happen following an injury or severe decay. Periodontal disease – also known as gum disease – is an infection of the gum tissue. Your gums and jaw can start swelling. Gum disease is a progressive condition, so take good care of your teeth and gums to avoid it.
Severe pain is never good. Like swelling, it can mean you have an infection. If you normally take good care of your teeth and start feeling a lot of pain, it might be because of an injury. Have you cracked or broken your tooth recently? Broken teeth are more vulnerable to infections. Until you get professional treatment, the pain will get worse and can lead to serious consequences. If you’re struggling with severe pain for any reason, call us.
Your gums might bleed if you’re dealing with gum disease or gingivitis, which is the first phase of gum disease. If the bleeding won’t stop, it’s an emergency. Knocking a tooth out causes a lot of bleeding, too. Many people want to go to the emergency room when they lose a tooth, but you want to contact us instead! We’re trained on how to save the tooth, if possible.
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If you’re worried about an emergency, Dr. Tran and the team in Louisville, KY are here for you and your family. Good oral health is very important. When something is wrong, symptoms can be scary, so if you’re ever unsure about what’s going on, contact Springhurst Hill Dentistry. We’ll let you know if you should come in right away. If it’s something that can wait, we’ll advise you on what to do in the meantime.
Posted on behalf of Dr. Lan Tran, Springhurst Hills Dentistry
Louisville, KY 40241
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